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To enquire about tickets please contact Michelle Hall - Dinner Dance & Awards Night for 2016 Season - 4th February 2017

  • Saturday, 4th February 2017 at 7pm - 12:30am Sunday, 5th February
    Location: Holiday Inn, Brighouse - Clifton Village,Brighouse, HD6 4HW

    Tickets cannot be purchased online after 29th January.  If you require tickets please contact…

    • 29 people attended

Northern Off Road Club AGM

  • Friday, 22nd January 2016 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Guide Post Hotel, Bradford BD12 0ST

    See attached form for proposals
    agm2016.pdf
    Keep the date free to come and support…

2016 - Round 7 - Newstead Abbey sponsored by Roodsafe Ltd

  • Saturday, 29th October 2016 (all day), Sunday, 30th October 2016 (all day)
    Location: Newstead Abbey, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

    Newstead Abbey 2016 kindly sponsored by Roodsafe Ltd 

    NO…

    • 37 people attended

2016 - Round 6 - Loversall sponsored by Gregg Motorsport with Polaris

  • Saturday, 24th September 2016 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 25th September
    Location: Loversall Farm, Loversall, Doncaster

    Loversall 2016 Entry

    Please select above…

    • 31 people attended

2016 - Round 5 - Sweet Lamb run by AWDC

  • Sunday, 21st August 2016 (all day)
    Location: Sweet Lamb complex, Mid wales

    Please can all entrants enter via the AWDC website, any season package members please select…

    • 1 person attended

2016 - Round 4 - Hunsworth Sponsored by Thornton 4x4 Breakers

  • Saturday, 16th July 2016 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 17th July
    Location: Hunsworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire

    2016 Entry Please select above options for the event. Single entry…

    • 29 people attended

2016 - Round 3 - Forrest Estate run by SCCC

  • Saturday, 11th June 2016 at 8am - 4pm Sunday, 12th June
    Location: Forrest Estate, Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    Please note that all entries for this round (including package holders) need to be made via the…

    • 1 person attended

2016 - Round 2 and David Simmonite memorial event - Tong Sponsored by Farnell Land Rover

  • Saturday, 7th May 2016 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 8th May
    Location: Tong, Bradford, West Yorkshire

    ***PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BELOW AS WE 

    • 39 people attended

2016 - Round 1 - Wickenby - Sponsored by Duckworth Land Rover

  • Saturday, 9th April 2016 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 10th April
    Location: Wickenby, Lincolnshire

    ***No camping or vehicles on the grass in the pits area***

    • 33 people attended

NORC Dinner Dance & Awards for 2015 Season

  • Saturday, 27th February 2016 at 7pm - 1am Sunday, 28th February
    Location: The Bridge, Walshford, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 5HS Tel: 01937 580115

    Matt & Stephanie Lee have kindly organised this year's entertainment.
    This season's…

2015 - Round 8 Newstead Abbey Sponsored by Gregg Motorsports with Polaris

  • Saturday, 24th October 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 25th October
    Location: Newstead Abbey near Nottingham

    Newstead Abbey 2015 kindly sponsored by Gregg Motorsport with…

    • 46 people attended

2015 - Round 7 - NOTE venue change now Loversall Farm Doncaster

  • Saturday, 26th September 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 27th September
    Location: NOTE Venue change - Now Loversall Farm

    Loversall 2015 sponsored by Ripon Farm Services

    Please select above options for the…

    • 32 people attended

2015 - Round 6 Norwich run by AWDC

  • Sunday, 30th August 2015 at 8am - 6pm
    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Season/Novice package holders can enter through the NORC website as usual (we will then make…

    • 11 people attended

2015 - Round 5 Loversall sponsored by Lucas Oils

  • Saturday, 11th July 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 12th July
    Location: Loversall, near Doncaster

    Loversall 2015 Entry

    Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a…

    • 29 people attended

2015 - Round 4 Forrest Estate run by SCCC

  • Saturday, 13th June 2015 at 10am - 4pm Sunday, 14th June
    Location: St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

    Closing date for entries is the 29th May

    Round 4 will be hosted by the SCCC on the…

    • 13 people attended

2015 - Round 3 - Tong sponsored by Rocar Moores Land Rover, David Simmonite Memorial Event

  • Saturday, 23rd May 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 24th May
    Location: Tong, Bradford, West Yorkshire

    Tong 2015 Entry

    ***PLEASE READ ALL DETAILS BELOW AS WE 

    • 35 people attended

2015 - Round 2 - Loversall Farm Doncaster sponsored by Thornton Breakers

  • Saturday, 25th April 2015 at 12pm - 4pm Sunday, 26th April
    Location: Loversall near Doncaster

    Loversall 2015 Entry

    Please select above options for the event. Single entry means a…

    • 34 people attended

2015 - Round 1 Wickenby sponsored by Duckworth land Rover

  • Saturday, 28th March 2015 at 2pm - 3pm Sunday, 29th March
    Location: Wickenby Airfield, Lincolnshire

    ***Night runs so lights needed and no camping or vehicles on the grass in the pits area***

    • 34 people attended

Merry Christmas

Posted by Member 10febaa, Tuesday, 23rd December 2014 @ 11:52am

  • The NORC committee would like to wish all our members, sponsors and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2015 racing season.

RIP Graham Broadbent

Posted by Member 10febaa, Thursday, 4th December 2014 @ 1:31pm

  • Message from our Chairman Melanie Simmonite.


    RIP Graham

    All at NORC are devastated to hear the news of Graham's passing. I can't improve on his good friend Gavin's excellent thoughts below but would on behalf of NORC like to pass on our condolences  to his wife Catherine and sons, Charles and Harry.  
    Graham was a lovely gentleman and a great friend and ambassador  for the club for many years.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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    Gavin Lodge, our official photographer and his good friend for many years has thoughtfully written the following.
     
    Graham was a time served, apprentice trained mechanic, and a bloody good one at that!

    Funnily enough lots of mechanics, spend their spare time being mechanics and often find their way into motorsport. A 21 year old Graham was no exception, rallying  a £150 mini in 1978.  Not surprisingly the funding for this project ran out rather too quickly, so motorcycle trials became the chosen (and more affordable) pastime.

    Back then Graham worked for a local garage who specialised in  Land Rovers and Subaru's (mostly the agricultural versions) which in  turn lead to visiting the occasional "Pennine trial" and events organised by the new and exciting Northern Off Road Club. Graham turned a few heads at this point, driving  John Wright's multiple AWDC championship winning car at Tong for a magazine article, but a growing family, increasing work commitments  and like many of us, lack of disposable income prevented further interest in this pastime for another ten or more years.

    By the age of forty Graham had risen to the post of service manager at Rocar Moores in Huddersfield and although the tool box was no longer required for his day job, Graham  could  be found restoring an old NORC leaf sprung class winner in his mums garage. This was eventually wheeled out to win a few more pots in 1998.

    A coil sprung  3.9 V8 powered Land Rover came next, speedily  driven to "runner up spot" in the NORC championship of 2000. 

    Graham became NORC chairman for 2001, but a further project beckoned, with a "budget" Tomcat being built for 2002 Welsh Hillrally.

    However, Graham had also become involved with fellow NORC competitor Richard Kershaw's race programme, both helping to engineer the car and co-driving his near neighbour to a string  of British Cross Country titles (with the odd hillrally victory and the 2002 NORC championship thrown in along the way). This amazingly successful partnership lasted for a decade,  but when  Richard moved to "a works drive" with Milner Off Road, Graham decided it was time to hang up his helmet, but not his overalls as there was still a 1956 series one awaiting restoration at the back of the garage. Graham never left the sport that he loved and despite a long running battle with cancer, would regularly be seen at events, renewing old acquaintances and looking at the ever changing vehicle technology.

    Graham passed away peacefully,  on the morning of Tuesday 2nd of December. A tragic loss to all who loved him and a great loss to our sport.

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